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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Scholarship hunting season is in full swing.  Students (parents are also welcome) searching for scholarships should visit the Career Center to pick up a “Weekly Scholarship Update” listing all of the scholarship applications we have on file.  It will be updated weekly during most of the school year.  You can also check out www.fafsa.ed.gov for information on Federal Student Aid.

Scholarship Bulletin

New scholarships for each week are bold and underlined

(UPDATED 1/19/18)

 

Scholarship Bulletin PDF

 

Dreamer

1/23/18

Live in and have graduated or will graduate from high school in a locked out-state by the end of the 2017-2018 academic year with a GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale; Have taken the SAT or ACT; Are not currently enrolled in a four-year college;

Intend to relocate to and enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at one of our Opportunity Partner Colleges in the Fall term of the 2018-2019 academic year; Have significant unmet financial need; Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday. Apply at:  http://www.thedream.us/news/bezosgrant/

InspirASIAN

1/31/18

$2,000:  Senior in good academic standing (minimum unweighted GPA 3.40 on 4-point scale), of any ethnic or cultural background, who plan to attend an accredited college or university (2 year and 4 year).  To obtain application and additional information go on line to:  https://inspirasian.us/scholarships

Equality

2/1/18

16 or more $6,000 scholarships. Must be a resident of northern or central California; have completed or complete high school or equivalent between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2018 and plan to attend college, university, or vocational/trade school for the first time in 2018.  Please visit www.equalityscholarship.org for details.

San Jose Earthquakes

2/11/18

$5,000:  Looking for candidates from all backgrounds who have overcome adversity, have a unique story, or simply have that “spark” that sets them apart.  Students can apply at https://sjearthquakes.formstack.com/forms/baasst_2018

WACE

2/15/18

Up to $24,000 per University:  GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.  Must complete the National Co-op Scholarship Program Application including a typed one-page essay (200-words) describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program.  For a application or to complete your application online, please visit www.waceinc.org

APAPA

2/28/18

$1,000:  The program is open to recent high school graduates with a minimum weighted GPA of 2.75.  Must be a U.S. citizen.  Application and additional information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the career center.

Friends of the Fair

3/1/18

This year a total of eight scholarships will be available; one at $3000.00, one of $2500.00, three at $2,000.00, one at $1500.00 and two at $1,000.00 each.  All colleges must be located in California and applicant enrolled in an agricultural related field.  Applicants must be Solano County residents.  Information or Application are available at www.friendsofthefair.org

Sons of Italy Western Foundation

3/1/18

3 Scholarships awarded:  Academic Awards for high school seniors, Italian Language Study Grants in Italy for seniors for the summer of 2018, Athletic Award for seniors pursuing a career in sports or a sports related field.  Applicant MUST be wholly or partially of Italian descent and must be enrolled in an accredited Trade school, college, university or community college for the fall of 2018.  Application process may be found online at www.osiaca.org

Mary Keith Duff Memorial

3/5/18

(20) $2,000: Must be a Travis Credit Union member in good standing, graduating high school senior, GPA of at least 3.0 (on 4.0 scale).  To obtain application and additional information go on line to: www.traviscu.org 

 

Northern Ca. Cherry Blossom Festival

3/8/18

$2,500:  Graduating senior of Japanese American descent at an accredited high school with a GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 Applicant should be actively involved in her or his local community.  Application and more information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Career Center.

UNICO

3/10/18

Graduating seniors who are wholly or partially of Italian ancestry, from any accredited high school.  Applicants must reside in Solano County at the date of application.  Application and additional information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the career center.

Daughters of the American Revolution

3/1/18

$1,000:  All applicants must be American citizens and be a senior in high school in Solano County.  Application and more information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Career Center.

Travis Spouses' Club (TSC) scholarship

3/15/18

Each applicant must be a dependent of an active duty or reserve military sponsor assigned to Travis Air Force Base. In the case of the military sponsor being retired or deceased, the applicant must reside within 100 miles of Travis Air Force Base. The link to the scholarship requirements and application forms http://www.travisspousesclub.com/high-school-seniors.html

 

 

Cabrillo Civic Club

 

 

3/15/18

$500:  Minimum 3.6 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.  Students can apply at www.cabrillocivicclubs.org/scholarship.asp

Italian Catholic Federation

3/15/18

Total cumulative GPA of at least 3.2.  Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of California or either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, the student must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent.  Additional information and application can be found at:  www.icf.org.

Wine Grape Growers Foundation

3/16/18

(2)$8,000 & (4) $2,000:  For student to be eligible and remain eligible for this scholarship, the must be enrolled in 12 or more units per semester with satisfactory grades.  Only the children with a parent or legal guardian employed by a California vineyard during the 2017/18 wine grape growing season are eligible to apply.  More information can be found at:  cawgfoundation.org

Sons & Daughters of Italy, Vallejo Lodges, Virgilio #1586 & Beatrice Portinari #1626

3/17/18

Seniors who are of Italian heritage, leadership and dedicated service to school & community.  Must be pursing foreign language major in Italian.  Application and more information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Career Center.

The Saturday Club

3/22/18

$1,000: Applicant must be a legal resident of Vacaville or Elmira, , residing within the 95687, 95688, or 95625 zip code.  Be a senior in high school.  Show an outstanding talent in one of the cultural arts, music, dance, theater arts, creative writing, visual arts, media production.  Demonstrate high moral character, good citizenship, and the determination to develop his/her talent. Application and additional information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the career center.

McNellis Partners,

3/23/18

$2,500-$5,000: Must demonstrate strong interest in leadership & public service, both in studies and extra-curricular activities.  Overall GPA average of 3.0.  Financial need is of great importance.  For additional qualification and application information please pick up application in the Career Center scholarship file cabinet

Child Start

3/30/18

$500:  High school senior who has attended any Head Start program and planning to enroll in a 4 year college, community college, technical or vocational school is eligible for consideration.  Application and additional information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Career Center.

Napa-Solano Audubon Society

3/31/18

$2,000:  Applicant must be a graduating senior who will begin studies at a community college or a 4 year college in the field of environmental studies, conservation, or other related field.  Application and additional information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Career Center.

Theta Pi Chapter-Omega Psi Phi

4/16/18

Up to $1,000.  Must be a graduating male high school senior in the 2017-2018 academic year and intend to enroll as a full-time college student in the 2018 Fall semester. Reside in Solano County. Be of African-American heritage.

Be a citizen of the United States at the time of application. Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average for all completed coursework to date of applying.  Application and additional information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Career Center

Local Scholarship Information

WATCH OUT FOR SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS!
The Federal Trade Commission wants students to be on the lookout for these warning signs of scams:

  • application fees or requests for credit card or bank account numbers
  • guaranteed winnings
  • unusual requests for personal information
  • unsolicited opportunities, You have been selected...
  • large fees for scholarship search programs (most databases can be accessed free through the Internet, your local library or career center)